Will the US launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria?

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Intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign beyond Iraq against the Islamic State militant group.

But current and former U.S. officials differ on whether airstrikes would be the best option. On Tuesday, a U.S. official said that an American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside the Islamic State.

CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

Will the US launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria?

Will the US launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria?

Intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group beyond Iraq. But current and former U.S. officials differ on whether airstrikes would be the best option to take. On Tuesday, a U.S. official said that an American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside the Islamic State. CCTV America's Jim Spellman reports.

For more on the U.S. mission against the Islamic State, CCTV America spoke to military analyst and retired Army Major Mike Lyons. He’s also a senior fellow with the Truman National Security Project.

U.S. mission against the Islamic State in Syria

U.S. mission against the Islamic State in Syria

For more on the U.S. mission against the Islamic State, CCTV America spoke to Military Analyst and Retired Army Major Mike Lyons. He's also a Senior Fellow with the Truman National Security Project.